AMERICANS SCARED WITLESS OF HEALTH CARE FOR ALL

The media portrays American society as scared witless about installing a health care system that gives access to all. Certainly, Hilary Clinton was soon removed from her husband’s administration by the powerful anti-health care lobby. Now it is back on the agenda with the current President – Barack Obama – leading from the front.

The tales of how bad things could be, are accompanied by examples of the UK health system. An American who had positive experiences of British health care, felt people like him were having difficulty being heard.

What is breathtakingly awful is the level that scaremongering has reached, and I wonder if it is at its apex yet? To what depths will scaremongering plumb, what further so-called examples will it illustrate…………………

One tactic has been to say that if Professor Steven Hawkin did not live in America, he would not have the level of care he has. This blatant lie has prompted Professor Hawkin to issue a denial.

First, he states, he lives in The United Kingdom.

Second, he states, he is alive today and living the life we see, BECAUSE OF THE CARE AND SUPPORT OF THE BRITISH HEALTH SERVICE.

This disgusting level of campaigning against basic health care for a society, says much about a swathe of individuals and corporations that have much self-interest and benefits of their own to reap, which they are not inclined to lose or share.

Where are the basic senses of decency, social morals, Christian principles in a society that wears its religion on its sleeves? In my book, caring about ones fellow people is a humanitarian thing to do, and I for one have no compunction about it.

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0 thoughts on “AMERICANS SCARED WITLESS OF HEALTH CARE FOR ALL

  1. I received one of those “emails” that are created to scaremonger. It was forwarded to me by someone I felt had more intelligence. Clearly I overrated her abilities. I am certain it is circulating around the net and if I can find it I will post it. It was filled with things that were so outlandish I was shocked. It’s change, that’s what it is. This country is going through tremendous change and some just want it “back the old way.” Move forward or perish I say.

  2. What an interesting response. I haven’t seen any round robin emails, I don’t expect to receive one. It would be wasted on me.

    I heard an American Professor talking about the source of some of the vilest of scaremongering that is doing the rounds in the U.S. It seems a Certain Sarah Palin is in full swing, ‘hunting mom mode’, with strong overtones of the trash that the Third Reich (led by Hitler) put out against Jews, blacks and gypsies in the 1930’s. Heaven help you all if all that takes hold and sways the nation.

    Added to that, Fox News have found two English Conservative Members of the European Parliament, Not mainstream politicians in the U.K., who have vilified the British National Health Service in interviews on U.S. T.V., to back up the extreme right wing cause. There is quite a backlash in the U.K. against these interviews and the interviewees, from the mainstream Conservative party here, also from the party leader and the U.K. media. Your trash is not doing the American Dream image much good over here.

    There is a definite ‘have and keep what I have got the way I want it, as I am wealthy comfortable and okay’, versus the big divide of the poor, the people who have become jobless and now have no decent medical support, and others in all age groups in the same helpless position. I hear you have millions of people without health care. It is a barbaric situation in a so-called civilised society.

  3. Of all the forward thinking nations in this world the Americans are the most backward at going forward. Terrified of change and the unknown, this is a nation that sends soldiers to Iran and Afghanistan at a cost of trillions yet they can’t get their heads round a small deduction from everyone’s salary to finance affordable healthcare for all, not just for those who can afford it.
    Why the hell should racism come into it. Maybe Mrs Palin has a guilty conscience, wasting hospital time treating her drug addict inlaws. She’s nuts. Totally derranged. Basket case and definitely a neo nazi. A waste of a good human body for such a demented brain to inhabit.
    Basically for a so called civilised country, the USA are 60 years behind Europe, Australasia and Japan.

  4. The Price we pay for a ‘Money obsessed Culture’…bizarrely hailing themselves as the ‘Most Christian’ nation in the world – See How These Christians Love one another! Who runs America….:?:

  5. I fully concur. The Neo-Nazi statements are frightening, horrible, and there are many who take on board and repeat these heinous diatribes. Palin would be be perfect concentration camp administrator. Mind you, with her stated policies and stance, her youngest child should not have officially seen life. Sarah Palin is ill-informed, has no knowledge of the world and recent history by the looks of things, and as you say, though dangerous, she is demented. Palin’s dangerousness is the most worrying aspect of all. And to think she was a vice-presidential candidate to a very old man. I shudder.

  6. See How These Christians Love one another! Who runs America….:?:

    Exactly the point I made in my last paragraph …..

    Where are the basic senses of decency, social morals, Christian principles in a society that wears its religion on its sleeves? In my book, caring about ones fellow people is a humanitarian thing to do, and I for one have no compunction about it.

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